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Lianhe Zaobao launches commemorative book "A Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew"

Singapore, 21 July 2015 ---Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), has launched a commemorative book in Chinese called "A Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew". 

The book, which is supported by Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA), was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Shangri-La Hotel today. 

"A Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew" commemorates the life and legacy of founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who dedicated his life's work to building Singapore.  

With the launch of this commemorative book, Lianhe Zaobao hopes to remember this great man's illustrious life by documenting the legacy he left behind. The objective of publishing the book is also to promote national education. 

A copy of the book was presented to Guest of Honour PM Lee at the launch. 

The book consisted of the following main sections which cover the major milestones of Mr Lee's life: 

Growing Up Years (1923 - 1940)

The Struggle to Independence (1950 - 1965)

The 12 Policies which Changed Singapore (1965 - 1990)

After the Power Handover (1990 - 2011)

The Demise of the Great Man (23/03/2015 - 29/03/2015)

The 248-page book is edited by Ms Chee Li Foong, Copy Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, who spent three months editing and curating the content, based on information from books written by the late Mr Lee, as well as news reports about him published in both local and international media.

The editorial team from Lianhe Zaobao, while mourning the loss of a great man together with the rest of Singapore, continued to provide dedicated and outstanding coverage during the week of mourning.  

Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor of Lianhe Zaobao, said: "We witnessed how the entire nation mourned the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew which is a testament of the amount of respect and gratitude for the great man. We hope that this commemorative book will document our collective memory of Mr Lee and it will be passed down from generation to generation."

Pls see attached speeches delivered at the launch. 



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For more information, please contact:

Ms Chee Li Foong
Copy Editor
Lianhe Zaobao
Chinese Media Group
SIngapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1411
Mobile: 9862 5906
Email: cheelf@sph.com.sg

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings 
Tel: 6319 1028

Email: mahys@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Media 
The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and 
Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including 
U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

Other Businesses

Online Classifieds
SPH's online classifieds include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds 
(STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classifieds business has a number of leading online classifieds sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 
 
Education
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.